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250 Euston Road

London, NW1 2AF

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7383 2266

Fax: 44 20 7388 4367

Hays PLC (the company) provides specialist and professional recruitment and HR services and business mail and specialist courier services. The Company is organized around three groups: Hays Personnel Hays Personnel provides specialist and professional recruitment and HR services - for permanent and temporary staff, including: accountancy, taxation, construction & property, IT, banking, insurance, financial services, legal, call centres, HR, sales, marketing, purchasing, education. In addition to specialist recruitment, the Company also offers additional services: HR outsourcing The Company’s personnel work closely with clients from a strategic perspective to develop HR outsourcing solutions that deliver directly to the bottom line. Services that clients outsource to the company - together or on a stand-alone basis - include recruitment management, learning and development, performance management, reward services, employee relations services, employee life cycle administration and management information. Assessment services Hays Personnel provides selection techniques such as psychometric assessment and interpretation, and the design and delivery of assessment centres through in-house qualified professionals. These help its clients enhance their own recruitment processes and performance appraisals. The Company’s assessment services support activities as wide-ranging as volume recruitment for contact centres, campaigns to identify teams of financial services professionals, and appointment of board executives. Markets: The Company operates in UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada. Salary surveys Hays Personnel produces a comprehensive range of regularly updated, industry-specific salary surveys, many of which receive wide coverage in the trade press are acknowledged as the most authoritative for their sector. Compiled by drawing on the resources of the Company’s jobs and candidate databases, the surveys can be accessed via its website, and are accompanied by expert market commentaries. Customers The Company’s customers include start-ups to blue chips across the commercial, industrial, financial, professional and public and not-for-profit sectors. Customers range across commerce, the professions, financial services and the public and not-for-profit sectors. The Company’s major customers include Vodafone, Liverpool Victoria, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Tenon, Numerica, Deutsche Bank, The Bank of New York, London Borough of Southwark, Egg and Fujitsu. Online solutions The Company’s website, HaysPersonnel.com, is the major and most popular careers site for specialist professionals, with 80,000 visitors and more than 10,000 job applications each week. The site's database has, at any one time, more than 40,000 live jobs – all managed and controlled by Hays Personnel. Many blue chip employers have their own dedicated recruitment microsites on the site, carrying job opportunities, case studies of successful employees and information on training and career development. HaysPersonnel.com also has substantial resources for employers, who can search its candidate database, register their vacancies and, most importantly, get in touch quickly with real human beings - its specialist consultants. They are also able to arrange behavioural profiles and skills validation tests for candidates while online. Mail DX Mail provides a wide range of market-major mail and courier solutions in the UK and Ireland Within the UK, DX Mail has provided the alternative service for time-critical business mail since 1975, through its Document Exchange business, as well as a range of door to door delivery solutions within key business sectors through its Specialist Courier network. Sectors: The Company operates in legal, professional, health, financial services, government and health sectors. The Company has market presence in UK, Republic of Ireland and Continental Europe. DX Mail customers range from professional firms to government departments. Hays Logistics Hays Logistics is a provider of logistics outsourcing in Europe, providing expertise in designing and running complex supply chain solutions for both national and international organisations. The Company operated in three geographical segments United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Rest of the World. The company’s blue chip customer base encompasses the automotive and industrial, consumer, retail, telecommunications and technology sectors. Retail customers include Ahold, Auchan, B&Q, BP, Brico, Leroy Merlin, Carrefour, J Sainsbury, KFC, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. Customers in the consumer sector include Danone, Gillette, Nestle, Kimberly Clark, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Scottish Courage and Unilever. Automotive and industrial customers include BMW, Brembo, Daikin, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Iveco and VAG, while its telecoms and technology customer base includes Alcatel, Cisco, Nortel, Orange/France Telecom, Siemens and T-Mobile.


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